Our Bloemfontein workshops continue to move ahead relentlessly on the above project. Having had some experience of rebuilding Garratts it is the wish of our Chief Fitter that we build a locomotive that is probably the finest rebuild of this magnificent class of Narrow Gauge locomotive ever attempted. As an indication of the type of work being completed here is the first picture released of the coal bunker with the classic riveted extension that was a feature of some of the Natal Garratts.

 

As always this project is now ahead of schedule.

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Of course the bunker is not the only item receiving attention. The locomotive boiler is progressing rapidly. These pictures show the expansion of flue tubes and the work on the firebox end tubes.

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